Burnham: Rail journeys take as long as they did in 1960s

Demands for the Government to deliver a fair deal on transport for the North of England are set to be made by political and business leaders later today.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, who will speak at the summit, said trains are "old and packed out". Thousands have signed a petition calling for the Manchester-Leeds trans-Pennine electrification to go ahead.